Man With Knife Killed By Deputies in Far NW Twin Cities Suburb
Otsego, MN (KROC-AM News) - A man was shot to death early today in a suburban area on the northwest edge of the Twin Cities.
The Wright County Sheriff's Office says the deadly officer-involved shooting occurred after deputies were sent to a residence in Otsego around 12:50 AM to deal with a man experiencing mental challenges and threatening to physically harm his family and himself. According to a news release, the man initially agreed to go to a hospital for an evaluation, but while waiting for an ambulance, the man grabbed a knife from the kitchen and fled.
The Sheriff's Office says a perimeter was set up in the neighborhood and a State Patrol helicopter was requested to help locate the man, who was found when he confronted two deputies in the backyard of a neighboring home. The statement to the media indicates the deputies then tried to subdue the man using Tasers before he threatened them with the knife while he was in close proximity to the deputies.
That's when both deputies opened and shot the man. The news release says law enforcement personnel at the scene attempted life-saving measures until an ambulance crew arrived. The man was rushed to North Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later. His name has not been released.
The two deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is in charge of the investigation.
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